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Commercial programs replacements

Here’s a list of common commercial programs and their equalizes in the open world:

  • Adobe Lightroom 3 (~ 2300 SEK) – No good replacement exists
  • Adobe Photoshop – GIMP
  • Adobe Acrobat – Use the following programs:
  • Foxit Reader (like Acrobat Reader)
  • PDF Rider (GUI for Pdftk – merge, insert, delete, rotate, extract pages)
  • PDF Toolkit (used by PDF Rider)
  • Manual for Pdftk
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010 (~ 1300 SEK) – Thunderbird
  • Microsoft Word 2010 (~ 1400 SEK) – LibreOffice
  • Microsoft Excel 2010 (~ 1500 SEK) – LibreOffice
  • Microsoft Powerpoint 2010 (~ 1450 SEK) – LibreOffice
  • Microsoft SharePoint – Drupal
  • Microsoft SharePoint – Alfresco Labs 3
  • Microsoft SharePoint – O3Spaces Community Edition
  • Microsoft SharePoint – Umbraco
  • Microsoft SharePoint – Joomla
  • Microsoft SharePoint – OpenCMS
  • Microsoft SharePoint – Typo3
  • Microsoft SharePoint – eZ publish

Open programs sorted in categories:

  • Office -> LibreOffice (alt Openoffice.org 3)
  • Bokföring -> Gnucash
  • Desktop Publishing -> Scribus
  • E-mail -> Zimbra
  • Web editor -> Kompozer
  • Graphics/Paint -> Gimp
  • Backup -> Amanda
  • HR -> Orangehrm
  • E-postkampanjer -> PHPlist
  • Project management -> Openproj
  • Antivirus -> ClamAV

List of some free AntiVirus CD’s: http://www.techmixer.com/free-bootable-antivirus-rescue-cds-download-list/

Copy a CD/DVD to ISO file in Ubuntu:

sudo umount /dev/cdrom
readom dev=/dev/cdrom f=file.iso

Tip about setting up Ubuntu 10.04 with common programs and codecs:

http://theindexer.wordpress.com/2010/03/21/to-do-list-after-installing-ubuntu-10-04-aka-lucid-lynx/

http://howtoforge.com/the-perfect-desktop-ubuntu-10.04-lucid-lynx

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